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  • Summary: The Cleveland electronic trio's latest release includes two tracks over eight minutes long.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Feb 4, 2013
    90
    For their third album together, John Elliott, Steve Hauschlidt and Mark McGuire bring the same sense of fearless adventure to them modular synths, creating a seven-song cycle unlike anything in the Emeralds canon yet.
  2. Nov 6, 2012
    80
    What emerges is a cathartic, theta-wave blend that could score a fighter jet skirmish over a Himalayan peak during a lightning storm and the opening montage of a siren-strobed cop show from 1985 with equal efficacy.
  3. Nov 9, 2012
    80
    Part of what makes Just to Feel Anything such a rewarding listen is its ability to quickly shift between aerial jams and understated lulls without abandoning Emeralds' unspoken ethos.
  4. Nov 6, 2012
    70
    While there are some audible growing pains, Just To Feel Anything holds a great deal of promise and first-rate material.
  5. Nov 13, 2012
    70
    Tightened and more focused, Just To Feel Anything wouldn't entirely jar the listener out of their headphones. Still, it shines when you hold it up to the light.
  6. 63
    The Ohio trio took their time with Feel Anything, arriving at this more focused, albeit less celestial, effort.
  7. Nov 5, 2012
    50
    It's always interesting to hear artists develop, but one can't help but question the conviction here.

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  1. Nov 6, 2012
    5
    I've been a huge fan of Emeralds and all their solo projects, and although one might squint to see the merits that were intended to be there, both at each moment and taken as a whole there is no depth to be found here. God, what were they thinking with the drum machine. Expand